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"CleanTechnica" featured Pace University's executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center Karl Rábago in "Renewable Energy Projects Power New England Away From Fossil Fuel Dependence"

02/21/2019

"CleanTechnica" featured Pace University's executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center Karl Rábago in "Renewable Energy Projects Power New England Away From Fossil Fuel Dependence"

New England is joining the frontrunners in the renewable energy movement, with a little help from the results of November’s elections. With shared power sources and relationships that depend on interconnected infrastructures, the 6 New England states are poised to surge ahead to reduce carbon emissions. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first and sole multi-state cap-and-invest program covering power plants, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Maine’s new Democratic Governor, Janet Mills, is putting solar panels on the governor’s residence. Massachusetts is trying to get Canadian hydropower to the region.

“New England could be a powerful leader and one hell of a big market,” said Karl Rábago, executive director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center at Pace University. “There’s never been a better chance for them to coordinate to share a vision to put down some of the silly competition that’s existed in the past and retool the region for a carbon-free future.”

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